Frequently Asked Questions ?
A pharmaceutical desiccant is a type of material that is used in the packaging
of pharmaceutical products to protect them from moisture. Desiccants are
typically small packets or sachets that contain moisture-absorbing materials
such as silica gel, molecular sieve, or clay.
Moisture can be harmful to many types of pharmaceutical products, as it can
cause degradation, spoilage, or loss of potency. Desiccants help to maintain the
quality and shelf-life of pharmaceutical products by removing excess moisture
from the packaging.
While some desiccant manufacturers offer recycling programs for certain types of
desiccants, it is generally not practical or cost-effective to recycle
pharmaceutical desiccants. It is best to dispose of them in accordance with
local regulations for non-hazardous waste.
The most commonly used desiccants in pharmaceutical packaging are silica gel,
molecular sieve, and clay. Each of these materials has different properties and
is suitable for different types of packaging and products.
Pharmaceutical desiccants are typically packaged in small sachets or packets and
included in the packaging of the pharmaceutical product. The desiccant absorbs
moisture from the air inside the packaging, helping to protect the product from
Yes, pharmaceutical desiccants are generally considered safe for use in
pharmaceutical products. They are typically made from inert, non-toxic materials
that do not react with the product they are protecting.
No, most pharmaceutical desiccants are designed for single use only. Once they
have absorbed their maximum capacity of moisture, they should be discarded and
replaced with a fresh desiccant.
The choice of desiccant will depend on a variety of factors, including the type
of product being packaged, the level of moisture sensitivity, and the packaging
materials being used. It is important to consult with our expert to determine the most suitable product for your specific application.